Sam Bennett: I Put A Lot Of Pressure On Myself

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) produced a fine sprint to win at the UAE Tour.

Sam Bennett ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) said that his victory ahead of Fernando Gaviria, Elia Viviani and Caleb Ewan on the final stage of the UAE Tour is proof that he should be racing against the world's best sprinters. The victory is Bennett's second of the season after winning the final stage of the Vuelta a San Juan last month. Bennett had a difficult start to the season after Bora-Hansgrohe decided not to take him to either the Giro d'Italia. The Irishman won three stages of last year's Giro, but he was overlooked in favour of fellow sprinter Pascal Ackermann. Bennett said that he respects the team's decision but added that it was a relief to notch up a win against a strong sprint field. "Even with the fourth place the other day, OK I was fourth, but still it was a big achievement to be across the road from the ...

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